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Heat Pumps in District Energy Systems

Summary The strong trends of electrification and micro-grids have promoted one technology: the heat pump. The heat pump is the missing link between the electrical system and the thermal system. We will illustrate the potential of the heat pump as a mean for decarbonization by presenting three...

4C.4_Hansen.pdf


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HVAC Monitoring for Measurement & Verification and Ongoing Commissioning

Summary Central HVAC system upgrades at Hunter College (of The City University of New York) included new variable speed air handling units with digital controls. The AHUs are supplied central plant steam and chilled water. OBG analyzed interval data for energy savings verification and ongoing...

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POWER Interview: The Future of Power Sector Engineering Amid Market Disruptions

Sonal Patel, Power Summary Danish engineering, design, and consultancy firm Ramboll Group in December entered into an agreement to acquire U.S-based engineering and design consultancy OBG. Founded in 1945, OBG has delivered integrated engineering solutions within water, energy, environment...


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Ramboll has agreed to acquire US engineering and design consultancy OBG

Ramboll Summary The Ramboll Group has entered into an agreement to acquire the US engineering and design consultancy OBG, adding 900 experts within water, energy, environment and advanced manufacturing with effect of 1 January 2019. With the acquisition Ramboll now has 2,000 experts in the US...


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Repairing the heart of Copenhagen's district heating system

Soren Orsted, Ramboll Summary Due to an unstable operation, the valves of ‘chamber 130.12’ needed to be replaced, which is the heart of the Copenhagen district heating system delivering heat to approximately 250.000 households. This is the first replacement since it was installed in the 1980s...


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Why the UK's ageing infrastructure might be an advantage in the global digital revolution

Chris Fry, Business Green Summary Ramboll UK's Chris Fry explains how the UK has a huge opportunity to replace its ageing infrastructure with greener, cleaner upgrades. Working for a global company with a strong Scandinavian heritage, we have long focused on sustainable buildings and...


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District Heating: Wembley Park and the rise of efficient community heating

Crispin Matson, Planning & Building Control Today Summary Over the last 10 years, district heating networks have become an ever more popular means of heating new homes and buildings in the UK. The use of district heating in cities is not new; in Copenhagen, 95% of dwellings are connected...


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Wembley Park regeneration project to have district heating network

Thomas Barrett, Environment Journal Summary The Wembley Park regeneration project has announced that a district heating network will heat 20 of its buildings. The £3bn project, which will be the UK’s largest build-to-rent complex, is set to comprise 7,500 homes in the area immediately...


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Planning for District Energy Systems

Summary Workshop 2 Session Speakers Niels Vilstrup, Danish District Energy Alliance, Danish Embassy Mairead Kennedy, Ramboll #2018 #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #Workshop #DistrictCooling #DanishDistrictEnergyAlliance #Ramboll

5.1_Kennedy_Vilstrup.pdf


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City of Cambridge releases results of Low Carbon Energy Supply Strategy study

Press Release, Globe Newswire Cambridge among first U.S. cities to move to tactical implementation of carbon neutrality as part of its Net Zero Action Plan CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has released the results of a Low Carbon...